I was lucky enough to be chatting online to Clifford Hoad, drummer with KINGS OF THE SUN and THE RICH AND FAMOUS recently. He very graciously agreed to answer a few questions I sent to him and to allow the “interview” to be posted on the ROCK RADIO NI website.

(AUGUST 2013 - UPDATE - New interview posted with Clifford following the release of the new album "Rock Til Ya Die" - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/1292-ni-rocks-interview-with-clifford-hoad-of-kings-of-the-sun.html )

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This tour was shaping up to be excellent , a great lineup covering great songs but it seems to have gone pear shaped ! (They had left Belfast out of the tour schedule for starters!) , it would seem that the originally announced line up has decided for unannounced reasons to depart from this project , the following statement was taken from Danny Vaughns facebook page

 

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Ahead of their debut Belfast gig, at Auntie Annie's on 7 November, LA retro metallers White Wizzard are to release a single dedicated to Ronnie James Dio.
‘Shooting Star’ is released on iTunes on 18 November, and is the first recording to feature the band’s new vocalist Peter Ellis.<br

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The legendary Buddy Guy is to release his new album, ‘Living Proof’, on October 26.
Now 74 years old, the great blues man, who’s influenced everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, takes the opportunity on this album to look back at his life.
“The life

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Word is Balatty managed to stumble and stutter his way through his first interview for Rock Radio Northern Ireland!

Yes, Canadian band Cherry Suede had the "honour" to be his first victims!!

Last week contact was made, via Skype, with Randy Scott and Randy Young of Cherry Suede.

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OKAY - I've just about had enough I can take. I don't watch X-Factor, or any of the other so-called reality shows masquerading as entertainment. But on Facebook and Twitter tonight I have seen normally sane and sensible people getting their lattes all frothed up about manufactured rubbish. Even broadacasters I respect like the BBC's William Crawley have been getting involved in posts about spurious, talentless, so-called 'acts'.

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Following up our charity gig were we raised £230 for Macmilan Cancer Support with the help from Paradise City Belfast Rock Club, Inch High and Black Freeway we have another excellent line up .

 

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White Wizzard, who are playing in Auntie Annies on November 6th,  are currently streaming new single 'Shooting Star' here.

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Seems too much news is bad news of late. Gotthard vocalist Steve Lee has been killed in a motorcycle accident in California. (Source http://www.totalrock.com/)

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Another local entry for the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest from the excellent A Little Bitter , this competition is getting some great entries from Northern Ireland and it's great to see the A Little Bitter guys put  the video for one of the best local rock songs of the year "Ghengis".

This song is Epic , i've been lucky enough to have seen it live several times and it gets the crowd going nuts , the album it's from "New Dawn Evolution" is a must have and this song is one of many greats on it .

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Some great news from local rockers Trucker Diablo with a new endorsement deal from Blackstar Amplification

Last Updated (Monday, 11 October 2010 22:23)

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